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Courses - Spring 2022
HESP
Hearing and Speech Sciences Department Site
HESP120
Introduction to Linguistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP
Additional information: HESP120 is required for HESP majors. HESP majors may not substitute LING200.
An introduction to the scientific study of natural language with focus on the basic concepts of phonology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, with subsequent attention to the applied aspects of linguistic principles.
HESP150
Introduction to Language Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Language science is the scientific study of how humans acquire, use, comprehend, and produce language. Most people in all societies learn and use their native language or languages with apparent ease - but don't be fooled: languages are highly complex, and speaking and understanding language requires some amazing feats of mental acrobatics. Thus there are many opportunities for difficulties with language, which is the focus of our field. Understanding difficulties with speech, language, and hearing require first understanding how processing works when language is successful - the psychological (behavioral) and neurobiological (brain) factors that enable people to learn and use language despite its intricacies, the structure and properties of language itself, and how knowledge of language is acquired, represented, and processed in the mind and brain.
HESP202
Introduction to Hearing and Speech Sciences
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An introduction to communication sciences and disorders; a survey of the bases of normal speech, language and hearing ability, major forms of communicative disorders and their treatment.
HESP204
Multicultural Issues in Communication and Communication Disorders
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
This course will enable students to understand cultural influences on communication, communication disorders, language, and society. Exploration of (self and others') perceptions, stereotypes, media influences and identity will be used to understand how society shapes and responds to language usage. We will also the legal and ethical implications of serving culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
HESP214
The Research Behind Headlines on Words, Thought, and Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Cross-listed with: HNUH278A.
Credit only granted for: HNUH278A or HESP214.
How does the human mind use language? Type "Language Science News" into your Google search bar. Among the more than 3 billion hits, headlines like "What is love? It depends what language you speak" and "Science's English dominance hinders diversity" invite you to think about the impact of words on thought and behavior. These are stories about how humans acquire and use language, but they ultimately address big questions about how we experience knowledge itself. In a world of unprecedented access to science journalism, did you ever read a headline about human behavior and wonder: How do we know? This class takes up the elegant ways cognitive scientists design experiments to answer crucial questions about language and thought, brain and behavior, that have no intuitive answers. Students will dive deep into the media coverage of their favorite claims about what we know, debate the psychological science behind these claims, and develop transferable critical-thinking skills in the process.
HESP300
Introduction to Psycholinguistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HESP202; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
Recommended: HESP120.
An introduction to current theories of language and an investigation of their relationship to human communication behavior. Survey of the experimental literature relating to this question.
HESP303
Phonetic transcription
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
An introduction to broad and narrow phonetic transcription, and to physiology of speech production. The primary goal of the course is to provide knowledge about phonetics and the ability to use this knowledge in an applied setting.
HESP306
Anatomy and Physiology of Speech & Hearing
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
This is a 4-credit course focusing on the biological and neurological bases of human speech production and human hearing, namely the anatomy, physiology, and neurology of the vocal/speech mechanism and the hearing mechanism.Specifically, respiration, phonation, resonance, articulation, swallowing, and hearing will be highlighted. A strong understanding of normal anatomy and physiology is essential for the successful evaluation and treatment of patients with speech, language, swallowing and hearing disorders.
HESP311
Anatomy, Pathology and Physiology of the Auditory System
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HESP202; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
Gross anatomy of the ear and pathways for transmission of sound energy through the peripheral and central auditory system. Causes, development and effects of pathological conditions contributing to temporary or chronic hearing impairments.
HESP386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
Students will have the opportunity observe and/or participate in therapy activities provided by a speech-language pathologist or audiologist in this experiential learning course.
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HESP388
Undergraduate Research Externship
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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HESP389
LEAP Classroom Internship
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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HESP400
Speech and Language Development in Children
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HESP300; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
Recommended: LING200 or HESP120.
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences program; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
Analysis of the normal processes of speech and language development in children.
HESP402
Language and Phonological Disorders in Children
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HESP400; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences program.
Etiology, assessment and treatment of language and phonological disorders in children.
HESP403
Introduction to Phonetic Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HESP305; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences program; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
An introduction to physiological, acoustic and perceptual phonetics; broad and narrow phonetic transcription; current models of speech production and perception.
HESP407
Bases of Hearing Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HESP311; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences program; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
Fundamentals of hearing, including the physics of sound, anatomy and physiology of peripheral and central auditory nervous system, psychophysical procedures used in measurement of auditory sensation and perception, and topics in psychological acoustics.
HESP411
Introduction to Audiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HESP311; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences program; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
An introduction to the field of audiology. Evaluation and remediation of hearing handicaps.
HESP413
Aural Rehabilitation/Habilitation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HESP411.
Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher.
The fundamental aspects of aural rehabilitation therapy for both adults and children are introduced to students. Class time will consist of lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities.
HESP415
Principles and Methods in Speech-Language Pathology
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: HESP400.
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences program.
The principles and methods required to provide treatment of speech and language disorders to children and adults. Topics include writing goals and objectives, programming,teaching strategies,session design, data collection, behavior modification and counseling.
HESP417
Principles and Methods in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HESP400 and HESP411; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences program; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
The principles underlying the treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders in children and adults.
HESP418A
(Perm Req)
Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; Audiology Option
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
For majors only.
HESP418B
(Perm Req)
Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; Speech Pathology Option
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HESP468H
Professional Development in Research and Academia; Honors Seminar: Professional Development
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HESP469
Honor Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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HESP469A
Honor Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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HESP469B
Honor Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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HESP498
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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HESP498C
Seminar; Cochlear Implants
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HESP498D
Seminar; Speech and Swallowing Disorders
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HESP499
(Perm Req)
Independent Study; Topics in the Hearing and Speech Sciences
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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HESP499H
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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HESP601
Foundations of Scientific Inquiry
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences: M.A. (Master's) program; or permission of Instructor.
Additional information: Course meets over three semesters for the duration of the Masters of Speech-Language Pathology program.
Overview of methods of empirical research used in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The course will focus on identifying, critically analyzing, and writing about empirical research.
HESP602
(Perm Req)
Advanced Seminar in Neurological Bases of Communication
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in human neuroanatomy.
Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
An advanced discussion of the neural bases of human communication and its disorders, neuroimaging, neural plasticity and neurological evaluations, with emphasis on current developments and critical analysis.
HESP603
Seminar in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Communication Disorders
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences: M.A. (Master's) program; or permission of Instructor.
Additional information: Course meets over four semesters for the duration of the Masters of Speech-Language Pathology program.
Overview of cultural and linguistic diversity (CLD) in general, and the impact of CLD on communication, communication disorders, and the professional practice of Speech-Language Pathology
HESP605
Assessment & Intervention in Bilingual Populations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences: M.A. (Master's) program.
Integrates foundational knowledge pertaining to bilingualism in speech-language pathology. This course provides students with a framework for working with individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This course is designed to educate and train student clinicians to serve as bilingual speech-language pathologists.
HESP611
Cognitive Disorders in Adults
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HESP610; and must have knowledge of basic human neuroanatomy.
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences: M.A. (Master's) program; or permission of instructor.
Etiology, diagnosis and management of cognitive problems of adults associated with aging, brain injury and degenerative conditions.
HESP612
(Perm Req)
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences: M.A. (Master's) program; and permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department. Or permission of instructor.
The nature of fluency disorders. Principles, methods and procedures for the clinical management of fluency disorders in children and adults.
HESP620
Speech Production Disorders Across the Lifespan
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences: M.A. (Master's) program; or permission of instructor.
Assessment and treatment of phonological, articulatory and resonance disorders arising from various etiologies including developmental conditions, structural abnormalities, and nervous system damage.
HESP632
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: HESP311.
Corequisite: HESP606.
Overview of auditory pathologies, and their assessment and management in the medical setting.
HESP636
Geriatric Audiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Prerequisite: HESP606 and HESP700.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Hearing and Speech Sciences: Ph.D. (Doctoral); Clinical Audiology: Au.D. or Ph.D. (Doctoral); Hearing and Speech Sciences: M.A. (Master's)).
Research findings are presented on the physical effects of aging on the auditory periphery and central nervous system, as well as the consequences of aging on behavioral and electrophysiologic measures of auditory function. Clinical implications in the effects of physiologic and cognitive aging on auditory performance will be discussed.
HESP638
(Perm Req)
Research Practicum
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HESP639C
Special Topics in Hearing and Speech Sciences; Cochlear Implants
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HESP639E
Special Topics in Hearing and Speech Sciences; Quantitative Methods for Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
HESP648B
(Perm Req)
Clinical Practice in Speech: Therapeutic Procedures
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: HESP648A.
Restriction: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to 6 credits.
Supervised training in the application of clinical methods in the treatment of speech disorders.
HESP649A
(Perm Req)
Clinical Practice in Audiology: Diagnostic Procedures
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to 6 credits.
Supervised training in the application of clinical methods in the diagnosis of hearing disorders.
HESP649B
(Perm Req)
Clinical Practice in Audiology - Aural Rehabilitation
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: HESP649A.
A clinical practicum course with individualized instruction, which focuses on the skills necessary to provide intervention and counseling for a wide range of disorders of the auditory system in patients of varying ages and cultural backgrounds. Each student will be various activities across three semesters (Spring YR2, Summer YR2, and Fall YR3). Students may work individually or in pairs to provide hearing loss intervention, auditory training, hearing loss prevention education, and communication strategy training. The student is expected to prepare for each session with a complete clinical plan, educational materials, and counseling strategies. Students must meet with the Audiologist prior to the aural rehabilitation (AR) session to discuss the plan of care. During the visit, the student will perform hearing loss handicap assessments, lead counseling sessions regarding rehabilitative options, make modifications to existing treatment plans/hearing aids, and educate the patient about their hearing. Following the visit, the student will document the encounter according to clinical protocol and ethical standards using the electronic medical records system. All patient-related information will be handled within a secure computer environment which meets HIPAA regulations for protected health information.
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HESP701
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: HESP700.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Hearing and Speech Sciences: Ph.D. (Doctoral); Clinical Audiology: Au.D. or Ph.D. (Doctoral); Hearing and Speech Sciences: M.A. (Master's)) ; and permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department. Or permission of instructor.
Advanced issues in amplification technology, prescriptive hearing aid selection, and management of amplification systems for special populations.
Alternating face-to-face/online class meetings, see the instructor for details.
HESP706
Advanced Clinical Audiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: HESP606; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Advanced clinical and experimental methods of evaluating the peripheral and central auditory system using acoustic stimuli. Procedural considerations and interpretation of test results.
HESP708
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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HESP724
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed a course in basic statistics.
Evaluations of research designs, critique of published articles and student involvement in designing experiments on assigned topics.
HESP728
(Perm Req)
Advanced Clinical Practice in Speech; Advanced Graduate Laboratory Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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HESP729
(Perm Req)
Advanced Clinical Practice in Audiology; Advanced Graduate Laboratory Practicum in Audiology
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
HESP731
Seminar in Clinical Supervision
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: In at least the third year in AuD program.
Supervising students and employees can be a daunting task. Fostering the next generation of doctors of audiology and support staff requires a unique set of knowledge and skills. This course is designed to explore the theoretical concepts in the supervisory paradigm as well as real-world scenarios. Supervision is not a "one-size fits-all" process, therefore the intricacies and strategies of the supervisor-supervisee relationship must be carefully considered.
HESP788
Graduate Research Externship
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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HESP799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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HESP829
Clinical Internship Residency
Credits: 1 - 9
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HESP849
Capstone Research Project I
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
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HESP859
Capstone Research Project II
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg
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HESP898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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HESP899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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